Best Buy 3Q Profit Rises, Boosts Outlook

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Best Buy Co., the nation's biggest consumer electronics retailer, said Tuesday its third-quarter profit jumped 52 percent, boosted by holiday shopping and sales of higher-ticket items such as flat-panel TVs. The results beat Wall...

Cisco Boosts Stock Buyback Program

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Cisco Systems has boosted its stock buyback effort by $10 billion, a sign the Internet networking supplier still believes its shares are undervalued. The move, announced Friday, is a way for the San Jose-based company...

Canadian Study: Piracy Boosts CD Sales

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University of London researchers, Birgitte Andersen and Marion Frenz surveyed a large group of Canadians and concluded that that people who download more music actually buy more CDs: "We estimate that the effect of one...

Latest iPhone Update Boosts Wi-Fi Reception, Users Say

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iPhone owners are reporting that the second update issued this month for their smart device has significantly boosted its wireless reception, even though Apple Incorporated only said 1.0.2 included unspecified "bug fixes." Owners on several...

Microsoft Boosts Size Of Xbox Memory Unit

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At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced plans to launch a 512-megabyte memory unit for the Xbox 360 video game console on April 3. It is expected to have a retail price...

Vista Boosts Tech Industry

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A new IDC report on the impact of Windows Vista on the industry claims Microsoft's business partners stand to benefit more financially from the operating system than Microsoft itself will in 2007. According to the...

McAfee Boosts Wi-Fi Security

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All home Wi-Fi gear comes with the bricks and mortar to put up at least a basic security wall against intruders and eavesdroppers, but McAfee wants to sell consumers a better trowel for building it....

RealNetworks Boosts Profits

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RealNetworks brought in $4.7m in the second quarter of the year, the streaming giant said yesterday - meaning the company is on target to break even over the year as a whole. The income was...

Nintendo boosts profit estimates

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Fluctuations in foreign exchange rates nearly doubles Nintendo's profit expectations for first half of FY 2004. Nintendo today announced that it has raised its net profit estimate for the first fiscal half...

AMD boosts Athlon 64 performance

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Advanced Micro Devices has bolstered the performance of its Athlon 64 PC processor. The chipmaker on Tuesday released four Athlon 64 chips including an Athlon 64 3800+ and an updated Athlon 64...

Yahoo boosts e-mail storage

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Thanks NEXTY and NeoSoft for a double team on this. Web portal Yahoo will begin offering "virtually unlimited storage" for its paid e-mail customers and will upgrade free users to 100MB, an executive said Thursday....

ATI Boosts RADEON X800 Specifications

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Thanks xStaindx Only weeks before the release, ATI Technologies decided to boost performance of its next-generation code-named R420 processor by increasing the number of pixel pipelines inside the chip. Industry source told...

Microsoft Boosts 32-Bit Performance

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Intel and Microsoft on Tuesday released software designed to improve the performance of Windows applications designed for 32-bit processors when they are running on Intel's 64-bit Itanium 2 processors. Several years in development, the IA-32...

Stronger memory market boosts Micron

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Shares of Micron Technology rose Wednesday after the company announced a surprise first-quarter profit on strong demand for memory chips. The Boise, Idaho-based company had net income of $1 million for the first...

IBM boosts servers with new Intel chips

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IBM on Tuesday said it has pepped up a trio of its xSeries servers, designed for use in heavy-duty computing tasks. The company updated its xSeries x255, x360 and x440 servers, each...

IBM boosts Linux for oil industry

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IBM has signed a deal with Landmark Graphics to build Linux supercomputers and PCs for oil and gas companies, the companies will announce Friday. Landmark Graphics, a subsidiary of petroleum industry support...

Microsoft says Passport boosts privacy

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What if technology that could track your every move was embedded in your cell phone, your smart card and your laptop? And what if that information were tied to a database that stored personal information...

Bill Gates; Microsoft boosts employee security

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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday the software giant was boosting security measures after six employees were exposed to a letter that had tested positive for anthrax. "Obviously, like all companies,...

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